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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.2, February 2006
In this Issue:
1. Automotive Sensors Market
2. Smart Sensor Systems (SSS' 2006) EuroTraining Quality Labeled (QL)
Approved Engineering Course (Reminder)
3. Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.2, February 2006
4. Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs
5. New Sensors Books Published in January 2006
6. Monthly Web Spots
7. Subscriber services
8. Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions
Automotive Sensors Market
The new Strategy Analytics study, "Automotive Sensor Demand Forecast 2003 - 2012," indicates that the market for automotive sensors will reach $10.1 billion in 2006, a year-on-year growth of 11 percent. This analysis shows that planned vehicle performance, feature and safety enhancements will drive automotive sensor revenues up to $15.8 billion by 2012, ensuring steady growth for sensor vendors throughout the decade. The largest growth was for silicon-based sensors.
Light vehicle production is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 3.6 percent over the period 2004 to 2009. Over the same period, Strategy Analytics expects automotive sensor revenues to grow by 10.1% CAGR, as car makers respond to tightening environmental and safety legislation as well as consumer expectations, by introducing electronically controlled innovations for enhanced performance, comfort and convenience.
"The automotive industry has made great strides toward improved performance in mature electronics applications. Powertrain and safety systems continue to grow, creating new demand for sensors reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions while making safer vehicles," says Simon Schofield, Senior Analyst, Automotive Practice.
"Added functionality and the growing software content of new systems drives the need for additional sensor types. For example, we are seeing the first applications of lane departure warning in mass produced vehicles, which has created new demand for infrared optics and cameras. Sophisticated control and diagnostic requirements are driving integration and advances in smart sensing strategies. Our analysis shows that a combination of new sensing applications and the migration from passive to active devices will result in silicon-based sensors exhibiting the highest component growth rate."
For more details please see: http://www.strategyanalytics.com
Smart Sensor Systems (SSS' 2006) Engineering Course (Reminder)
A Four-day EuroTraining Quality Labeled (QL) Approved Engineering Course (ET4233) will take pale on 24- 27 April, 2006 in Delft, The Netherlands.
Lectures are given by top experts from universities and industries. The prerequisite for the course is a basic knowledge of electrical circuits and systems. Course will be taught in English. Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance at the course.
Deadline for Registration: March 21, 2006
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Sensors & Transducers e-Digest (ISSN 1726-5479), Vol. 64, No. 2, February 2006
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Monthly Web Spots
1) Microchip announces its new online Utility Meter Design Centre. This web site provides engineers with technical tools and resources needed to simlify the design process and speed the design cycle for creating utility metering application, including energy, water, gas and heat meters.
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